Join us for a one day educational summit event, bringing together all within the type 1 community. Learn about research advances, participate in discussions with experts, and meet others living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Educational sessions will be focused on T1D care and management, and will be geared for different audiences.
The event is open to anyone impacted by T1D. Children ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day in our Kids Zone, which features arts and crafts, special guest presentations, and diabetes education activities.
8:00 a.m. Registration and Vendor Fair
9:00 a.m. Keynote Session: Sean Busby, professional backcountry snowboarder living with T1D
10:00 a.m. Breakout Session #1
Psychosocial Aspects of T1D for parents/caregivers
Psychosocial Aspects of T1D for adults with T1D
Teen Session (for teens only)
11:00 a.m. Breakout Session #2
Exercise and Nutrition (PEAK program)
T1D Plus: Autoimmune Issues and Dual Diagnoses
Teen Conversations (for teens only)
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Vendor Fair
1:00 p.m. Breakout Session #3
Taking T1D to School
Take Action: T1D and Advocacy
Off to College (for teens and their parents)
2:00 p.m. Research Update/Closing Session
Educational sessions are subject to change due to attendance or speaker availability. JDRF will advise all guests registered if a particular session changes.
Where should I park for the event?
For detailed directions, please visit http://www.mccormickplace.com/attendees/getting-here.php
Closest Option: Lot A
WITH EXPECTED ATTENDANCE OF 60,000 FOR THE DENTAL CONFERENCE, THIS LOT IS EXPECTED TO BE FULL BY 9 AM. PLEASE CONSIDER ANOTHER LOT CHOICE IF YOU ARE ARRIVING AFTER TYPEONENATION’S PROGRAM HAS BEGUN AT 9 AM.
Parking is available in Lot A, and is $23 for up to 16 hours. To find Lot A, please search for the intersection of Cermak and Prairie. The event is in the South Building, Level 1 (S100-106).
Please park on the South end of Lot A. Take the parking lot elevator to Level 4. There will be signs directing you for entrance into McCormick Place. You will enter into the West Building (on Level 3). Walk across the Sky Bridge to the South Building. Take the escalators down to Level 1 and our event.
Second Closest/More Expensive: Hyatt McCormick Hotel Parking
Parking is also available at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place; however it may be more expensive than McCormick Lot A or Lot C.
Farthest/Comparable Price: Lot C – Lakeside Center
Lot C is the farthest away, but is comparable in price to Lot A. This lot is a 15 minute (indoor) walk from the South Building. After parking in Lot C, enter the Lakeside Center. Follow the signs to the escalators up to Level 2 of the Lakeside Center (near the Lakeside Ballroom). Once on Level 2 – make sure you are on the west side of the building (away from the Lake/closest to Lake Shore Drive), and follow the signs to the South Building (across the windowed walkway/to the Grand Concourse). Once on the Grand Concourse, follow the JDRF signs to our event.
What are my other transportation options?
For public transportation options, please visit: http://www.mccormickplace.com/attendees/public-transportation.php
Guests arriving via taxi should be dropped off at Gate 4. The event is in the South Building, Level 1 (S100-S106).
What should I bring to the event?
Bring your diabetes supplies, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Attire is casual.
Will tickets be sent to me?
No. You will check in at registration by your last name.
Is there a room rate?
Yes, there are two negotiated room rates on the McCormick Campus:
Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place: $179/night with a two-night minimum; includes breakfast; available until 10 AM January 31, 2019 or until rooms are no longer available.
If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place: $200/night; available until January 24, 2019 or until rooms are no longer available.
If you need additional assistance, please contact Hyatt at 877-803-7534 or click here to find contact information by Region. If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.
Please contact Monica Garvey at bWdhcnZleSB8IGpkcmYgISBvcmc=
with any further questions.
Can I update my registration information or make changes to my schedule?
Yes, you may update your registration information. Please contact Christine Bissler at Y2Jpc3NsZXIgfCBqZHJmICEgb3Jn
to make changes. We will do our best to accommodate changes if space allows.
Thank you to our National Premier Sponsors for making this event possible: